Six Suspects

Six Suspects : Detective Fiction

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Vicky Rai, the son of a high-profile Minister, has been shot dead by one of the guests at his own party. They are a glitzy bunch, but among them the police find six strange, displaced characters with a gun in their possession. each of them steaming with a secret motive.India's wiliest investigative journalist, Arun Advani, makes it his mission to nail the murderer. In doing so, the amazing, tender and touching, techni-colour lives of six eccentric personalities unravel before our eyes. But can we trust Advani? Or does he have another agenda in mind...?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 35.56mm | 453.59g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552772518
  • 9780552772518
  • 207,196

Review quote

"I do not normally recommend crime novels more than 500 pages long, but I am making an exception with Vikas Swarup It's unusual, witty, quirkily, cleverly plotted, intelligent, and along the way it's an informative satire on Indian politics and values...a rollicking good read" -- Marcel Berlins Times "Gleeful, sneaky fun" -- Janet Maslin New York Times "Fascinating, multi-voiced slice of Indian life across the castes with political corruption at its centre...a lovely, lovely book" -- Sarah Broadhurst Bookseller "A page-turner of a mystery" Waterstones' Quarterly "Neat, clever and loads and loads of fun" Daily Sportshow more

About Vikas Swarup

Vikas Swarup is a member of the Indian Foreign Service and Q&A is his first novel. An international sensation, it has been translated into over forty languages, and was recently made into the multiple Oscar-winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. His new novel Six Suspects is also available as a Black Swan paperback. To find out more about Vikas Swarup, visit his website: www.vikasswarup.netshow more

Review Text

"A page-turner of a mystery"show more

Back cover copy

THERE'S A CASTE SYSTEM -- EVEN IN MURDER Vicky Rai, the son of a high-profile Minister, has been shot dead by one of the guests at his own party. They are a glitzy bunch, but among them the police find six strange, displaced characters with a gun in their possession, each of them steaming with a secret motive. India's wiliest investigative journalist, Arun Advani, makes it his mission to nail the murderer. In doing so, the amazing, tender and touching, techni-colour lives of six eccentric characters unravel before our eyes. But can we trust Advani? Or does he have another agenda in mind.... A dazzling mystery, a rivetting whodunnit, a kaleidoscopic portrait of modern India.show more

Rating details

4,209 ratings
3.52 out of 5 stars
5 17% (724)
4 35% (1,485)
3 33% (1,396)
2 11% (475)
1 3% (129)
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